Thomas Maos

thomas maos / electronic guitar

on my record  "chill in drill out" I combine abstract and tonal elements. my work on that record is influenced by the sound aesthetics of noise, rock, minimal music and contemporary classical music. although I am educated a "normal guitarist", it is not important for me to sound like a proper guitar player. instead, the electric guitar is only a medium to express my musical ideas.

the electric guitar, as everybody knows, has endless sound variations. so, for my recordings it was very important to restrict myself to a few materials in every piece, and concentrate on them while elaborating the composition.

all pieces were recorded live. with the exception of two titles (nr. 10, 13 ) I used no overdubs.

strange, but a lot of contemporary dancers like my record an use it for dance pieces.

I hope you enjoy these tracks.
send me a mail, and let me know what you think of it.

contact: thomas.maos@gmx.net

www.elektrogitarre.de
YouTube channel
Wikipedia entry
www.camp-festival.de

a nice interview with Thomas Maos appeared at the Prepared Guitar blog (2014):
Thomas Maos: 13 questions

Thomas Maos live in Basel, Switzerland, 2008
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zen084
Release date: 
January, 2012

This is the recording of the first meeting of Thomas Maos, Tuebingen, and the Hamburg based Duo phase~in with Sylvia Necker and Gunnar Lettow. They met in Tuebingen at a small bunker called TRESORRAUM and you now can hear the result of it: PANZERKNACKER, which means "safe-cracker" or "beagle boys".

Gunnar Lettow - bass & live-electronics & fx,
Sylvia Necker - raumstation & fx,
Thomas Maos - dobro, electronics.

Recorded live at the Tresor / Kunstamt Tuebingen_Germany June 2011


Copyright (c) 2012 by PANZERKNACKER.
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zen063
Release date: 
March, 2009
Improvising music for an imaginary science fiction movie.
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Copyright (c) 2009 by Thomas Maos. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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zen049
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April, 2008

contemporary pieces for electric guitar

all pieces are composed and played in realtime
no overdubs or digital editing (but for #10, 13)
all sounds are created on guitar

recorded 2004 at kaserne studios, tübingen, germany
mastered by gerd lorenz, rangendingen

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chloe (to boris vian)Thomas MaosDownload file (Save as)
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Copyright (c) 2008 by Thomas Maos.
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